Sunday, June 8, 2008

Fall Out Boy

The multi-awarded and Grammy-nominated American Band “Fall Out Boy” was formed in 2001 in a suburb in Chicago, Illinois. Its current members include Patrick Stump (vocals, guitar, primary composer), Pete Wentz (bass guitar, backing vocals, primary lyricist), Joe Trohman (guitar, backing vocals), and Andy Hurley (drums, percussion). They launched their first major album in 2005 entitled From Under the Cork Tree, which has reached triple platinum status after selling over 2.5 million albums all over the USA alone. The first single Sugar We’re Goin’ Down off this album went to the top of music charts of the Billboard Hot 100 (#6) and the Pop 100 (#3). Aside from this, the band also got a Grammy Award nomination for Best New Artist in 2006. In 2007, the band released its second album entitled Infinity on High, which sold around 260,000 copies within its first week. This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arm’s Race, the second album’s first single, topped the charts of the Pop 100 and reached #2 at the Billboard Hot 100, ensuring another major chart success for the band.

A lot of people consider Fall Out Boy’s musical style as emo. Drawing from a plethora of musical influences in rock, pop, punk and hardcore, the band has eventually found its own distinctive place in the music industry. This they did by creating their own unique sound that is basically emo in nature. This fact is no more evident than in the lyrics of the band’s songs, which are often interspersed with irony and other literary paradoxes. Most of the band’s lyrics were written by band member Pete Wentz, who has been in the media spotlight, not just because of his relationship with singer Ashlee Simpson, but also because of his hoodies, guyliners and who would have thought he had a fashion line.

Anonymous Edd said...

my favourite band. Fallout Boy!
pete wentz !

June 13, 2008 at 3:34:00 PM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

there was one other album before out from under the cork tree, it was take this to your grave which had grand theft autum/where is your boy and that song was pretty popular

June 27, 2008 at 10:55:00 AM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

uhhh, what about evening out with your girlfriend and my heart will always be the b-side to my tounge...

July 5, 2008 at 4:58:00 PM PDT

Blogger sadness.... said...

i (L) fall out boy
they are fantastic band
bye !!!

July 6, 2008 at 10:54:00 AM PDT

Anonymous Albert said...

Fall Out Boy has four studio albums (Evening Out With Your Girlfriend, Take This Your Grave, From Under The Cork Tree, Infinity on High), three EPs (fall Out Boy/Project Rocket Split EP, My Heart Will Always Be the B-side to My Tongue, Leaked In London), and one live album (****: Live In Pheonix). Just thought I'd put one complete list.

July 13, 2008 at 10:04:00 PM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fall out Boy is an awesome band!! And OMG Pete Wentz is freakin hott!! <3

July 14, 2008 at 7:10:00 PM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I worship Fall Out Boy. They're my life. The reason I get up in the morning. They're my everything. I'm going to see them for the first time in October in Dublin(Ireland) Oh, and they're old stuff is way better then they're new stuff.

September 29, 2008 at 12:38:00 PM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was supposed to see them for the first time tomorrow, after waiting three years for them to come to belgium, but I got sick yesterday and now I can't go >.< luckily I was able to buy tickets for their concert in france in two weeks... story of my life -_-'

October 10, 2008 at 7:15:00 AM PDT

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October 24, 2008 at 5:36:00 PM PDT


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